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    Can this phone get 3G in Europe on UMTS band 2100? I am still unclear whether T-Mobile's Band IV phones can roam on 3G or not.

    If not I hope HTC releases a "world version" soon.
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    The is an HTC event on the 15th. I expect they will announce the Desire HD or Z or whatever, hopefully there will be a world version of the G2 as well!
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    Go to this T-Mo website, click on Specs.

    It says this:
    850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)

    So yes, it can run the 2100 band in Europe. Sweeeet!
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    My understanding was that Band IV 2100 and Band I 2100 use separate ranges round about 2100, which is why the Vibrant, for instance, explicitly states that it supports Band I and Band IV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponderousanomaly View Post
    My understanding was that Band IV 2100 and Band I 2100 use separate ranges round about 2100, which is why the Vibrant, for instance, explicitly states that it supports Band I and Band IV.
    Check this out. Looks like Band I is 2100, Band IV is 1700.

    Looks like 1700 is only US T-Mobile.
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    That is what I thought at first as well.

    However the 1700/2100Mhz frequencies of Band IV refer to the UL (uplink) and DL(downlink) frequencies. The uplink and downlink frequencies of Band I are 1900 and 2100Mhz, so I still don't understand really. Perhaps a Band IV phone can only pull down data but can not send any acknowledgments when data is received?

    It is all very confusing, wish I could find a clear explanation of what it all means somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponderousanomaly View Post
    That is what I thought at first as well.

    However the 1700/2100Mhz frequencies of Band IV refer to the UL (uplink) and DL(downlink) frequencies. The uplink and downlink frequencies of Band I are 1900 and 2100Mhz, so I still don't understand really. Perhaps a Band IV phone can only pull down data but can not send any acknowledgments when data is received?

    It is all very confusing, wish I could find a clear explanation of what it all means somewhere.
    I am still looking for an answer for this, I will be using my phone in the Middle East where most networks use UMTS I 2100 coupled with 1900. On HTC website is not clear, on T mobile webiste they said it's UMTS band IV which is the AWS band and not the European band ( 2100 coupled with 1700) which will not work on UMTS I. I got confused because I read on phonearena that it does support this band ( I). I've just emailed HTC to see if they can confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raeef View Post
    I am still looking for an answer for this, I will be using my phone in the Middle East where most networks use UMTS I 2100 coupled with 1900. On HTC website is not clear, on T mobile webiste they said it's UMTS band IV which is the AWS band and not the European band ( 2100 coupled with 1700) which will not work on UMTS I. I got confused because I read on phonearena that it does support this band ( I). I've just emailed HTC to see if they can confirm.
    It's confusing actually, T mobile has different specs on their website : S

    UMTS IV only :
    Band (frequency):850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)

    From this link Unsupported Browser

    UMTS Bands: 1 (2100) and 4 (AWS 1700/2100)
    from this link
    Feature Summary (T-Mobile G2 with Google)
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    This is the second reply I got from HTC, they didn't give me an answer and I assume because G2 price in the US is lower than the EU version HTC Desire Z so maybe they don't want people buying these devices to use them in Europe or ME

    Dear Raeef ,

    Thank you for your response.

    Unfortunately, we do not have this information. The information we have is the same as on the website or in the users manual. You will most likely receive EDGE service. You can still send and receive calls, text messages, picture messages, and surf the Internet. However, we cannot specify if the device supports UMTS band 2100.


    To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number ****.

    Sincerely,

    xxxx

    HTC
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    Can someone provide me with the FCC ID on his T mobile G2?
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    Did anyone ever get a response to this? I am switching from a Blackberry to the G2, never once thinking that this phone would not work in Europe and now I am worried that it won't....

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